Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters... Really!

Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters… Really!

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Contemporary scholarship has introduced a number of new mysteries regarding history's most famous "natural philosopher" (i.e. scientist), Sir Isaac...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ......   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he...

A Neat Knick-Knack – Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega Gold Half Eagle

Counterfeit Dahlonega Gold by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US Coins

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US Coins

The World's Most Commonly Counterfeited US Coins: The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A list...
How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

By Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ......   We recently met with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold...
Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There are many counterfeits and altered coins that unfortunately often defraud people in pursuit of building their collection or...
New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money August 18

New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money...

Museum-quality book features never-before-seen accounts from numismatists, historians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the granddaughter of the Nazi who ran “Operation Bernhard”   A new book...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1797 “S-136” Large Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   This latest installment in the continuing summary of the deceptive struck counterfeits documented to...
Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles.... Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has...
Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Warns: Hundreds of Websites Selling Fake Coins

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Warns: Hundreds of Websites Selling Fake Coins

ACEF warns of fake “precious metal” and “rare coins” offered online, and helps a Texas investor who became an unsuspecting victim   Looking to buy gold...
Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution Guide

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1787 Massachusetts “4C” Half Cent + 1-Page Attribution...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) for CoinWeek .....   A comment I have heard in regards to these latest struck fakes is that...

Bad Money – Ancient Counterfeiters and Their Fake Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur "The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived." -- attributed to...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1723 Rosa Americana!

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1723 Rosa Americana!

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Since my "last" installment of this series about my 1796 large cent , I have attended...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Contemporary Counterfeit Coins From the Reign...

By Patrick O’Connor - Aurora Rarities LLC ......   During a recent discussion, the subject of counterfeit coins arose - specifically, the odd circumstance whereby prices...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime

Counterfeit 1795 Half Dime Reverse   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Amazing Counterfeit 1796 Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   So, here we are after my "last" installment of this series. In that one, I stated:...
Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel   Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1798 "S-158" Large Cent

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1798 “S-158” Large Cent

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   This is the last of my intended short Dark Corner articles - a fitting last example,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1891 Double Eagle US Gold Coin

Counterfeit Coin - 1891 Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC graders identified an 1891-S Double Eagle with a removed mintmark. Because...
It's a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

It’s a Jungle out There! Later Date Large Cent Counterfeits

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I continue to document the "family" of counterfeits currently available on the market, both as...

Counterfeit Protection: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised areas and the incorrect shape of the mintmark identify this 1881-S Morgan as a counterfeit. The 1881-S...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Paul Sandler - Grader/Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents - Jack D. Young

Struck Counterfeit Coins: Another Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   It has been a while since I wrote my CoinWeek article on the "family" of large...
ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

ACEF Concerns Included in Federal Review of Counterfeiting & Piracy Markets

The sale of counterfeit U.S. coins and precious metals on e-commerce platforms and third-party marketplaces continues to escalate and the number of victims proves...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Fake 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit coin - 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht Dollar

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   Another of the holed and repaired fakes, the 1836 Gobrecht Dollar is one of the most...
From the Dark Corner: An "Authenticated" Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

From the Dark Corner: An “Authenticated” Counterfeit 1854 Huge O Liberty Seated Quarter

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In the previous installment, I discussed counterfeits struck from dies made from damaged and repaired genuine...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head cent for...